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What impact on a medium size network will resetting the DNS server during the day when people are logged on teh network, and working (through web apps, and citrix server and such on other servers [not on DNS])have, if anything?

What if some people have files that they are working (say AUTOCAD file) that is located on the DNS?

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do you only have a single dns server in the organization? if so...resetting the dns server during runtime will probably cause issues...navigating by machine name would be pretty impossible...and internet connections may time out...but i would say that anything you're ALREADY connected to (i.e. a citrix server) would stay connected...as the lines of communications would already be open

What if some people have files that they are working (say AUTOCAD file) that is located on the DNS?

if the file is located ON the server that you're restarting...then users won't be able to find the file if it's not already open...if they've already got it open...they won't be able to save it to it's original location untill the server comes back up

best advice...is if possible...set up a second DNS server to be a replication parter of the first...that way if one goes down...you wont notice it
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